Scottsbluff woman helps those with autism after her son's diagnosis

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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. - (KNEP) - After her child’s diagnosis, a Scottsbluff woman looks to help other families get the necessary information needed on autism.

Reagan Boyer’s son Seth was medically diagnosed around eight-years-old. She and her husband didn’t know much about the disability but received help from other families who paved the way for them.

Seth is now 14, and Boyer admits in hindsight there were some things her son did that concerned her. Boyer added it became hard at first for them to administer testing because her son is very verbal and very hyper. But it’s not stopping her from enjoying the time with her son and helping others.

Boyer is the co-leader for the local Autism Society of Nebraska Support Group and is excited to give back to other families and provide information to those who are new to the diagnosis.

The group meets monthly but doesn’t typically meet during the summer months. They alternate from educational meetings to fun event meetings.

On a national level, 1 in 59 children are diagnosed with boys at a four times greater rate than girls.

As the calendar rolls through April and National Autism Awareness Month, Boyer states they will have a walk on April 27th at the Riverside Discovery Center. Families can come out and participate with t-shirts available for the walk.

If you’re interested in participating head to http://www.autismnebraska.org